Blog Candy & Friends Cards

Hello again, and it's dark at my house. I have not finished a card of my own to share, but I did manage to get a photo of the starting blog candy. And I'll share a few more of the pretty cards we got from some of you lovely people.

I worked with photoshop to create a collage & started off with 2 of the items I plan to offer as candy when I reach 200 followers. On different posts, I will attempt to add another item (or maybe two!) to the candy collage. There will be several items, including some dies. This collage business will be another learning curve for Moi. I may have to chuck this idea, and just post a picture to stay on top of the blog posts...we'll see. Come along for the ride.


OK...I'm thinking about having the winner comment each day that I post something new to the collage, then I'll keep a list of those blogger comments & assign a number by the person's name . IF you are a follower, and you check in regularly, then you will be in the running. Sound fair? I'm open to suggestions, and so far these are just my thoughts on how I'd like to do this.

As I stated before, to have 200 followers is a REAL BIG DEAL to me! (Yes I am shouting!) Now for some of you who follow in Bloglovin, if you would like to get considered, I need to add your names to my spreadsheet, 'cuz that's how I correlate your names to the Random Generator number please...if you don't see your 'face' in the pictures at the top of this blog, add it there! (sorry for my ignorance causing inconvenience). Also I'd like to be sure I have all my followers with their blog link in my spreadsheet, and I'm missing a few. Will try to correct this.

Now some more cards:

Evelyn's Card

Hazel's Card
Thank you so much to Evelyn & Hazel for these beautiful cards which brought us so much pleasure. Maybe I'll get that card done G'night. Hugs.


  1. Interesting game, Miss Mary! It will be fun seeing the collage and how you add to it each day. Love the cards from your friends - both so pretty, and similar in colors, but very different! hugs, de

  2. More beautiful cards, Mary! I love the one with the 'reason for the season' theme and Hazel's is so fun and adorable.
    You just do the blog candy as you please. We'll follow along. :-)

  3. Nice cards! I remember being so excited when I got my first follower! 200 would be a big deal! Dio wants you to know he is following your blog too but he doesn't have his own blog or profile.. and he makes a much better door than a window.

  4. oh Mary all sounds very complicated what with spread sheets and candy collage etc. but am sure you'll sort it out. :D
    ..and what lovely cards you've received....
    ..and well done with your followers numero too. Have been hovering around it for while an going to have a candy too. love Shaz.x

  5. Such lovely cards you received so happy your enjoying them hugs Nikki

  6. Hi Mary,
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
    These are wonderful cards you have been sent by your friends.
    I do hope the weather is being kinder to you out there.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Hi Mary, I can still remember how exciting it was to have one follower, then ten and so on, I don't think the feeling ever goes away! Two more beautiful cards from friends, I can see why they delighted you! Hugs, Anne x

  8. Hi,
    I love this idea, it is such fun, and gives me a reason with my time constraints to visit your blog every day, which by the way I love. I love the collage so far and the cards are fantastic.
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Love and best wishes.

  9. Beautiful cards!! Looking forward to seeing your collage.. Happy New Year to you and your family

  10. Both are beautiful card Momma Mary! I love the Blessed Family card and the chimney one is to dang cute!! What a great idea about the collage thing and it looks great too. You are going to be at 200 followers before you know it! Hugs!!

  11. Looks like you've received lots of wonderful creations from friends. Good luck with your blog candy, it sounds a little complicated to keep track, but you probably enjoy it :) I also plan to celebrate 200 followers with blog candy, it's so much fun each time someone joins isn't it? Have a great week, Shirleyx

  12. I'm impressed that you can do all that with your computer. I love the embossing folder Evelyn used on her card and Hazel's card is so cute and colored great. You have great friends!

  13. What gorgeous cards!! You are so sweet to offer blog candy!! You should do it however is easiest for you!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Oh it sounds complicated but fun, but then am pooped as I didn't sleep well last night Mary - whatever you decide I'll be popping over anyways xx

  15. Glad you had a lovely Christmas and New Year Mary, and so nice of you to give away candy when you reach 200. You have had some really lovely cards given to you, so great to see them here. Your idea sounds great with the collage and the draw from comments made, as long as you are comfortable with it Mary, whatever is easiest for you.

  16. Your giveaway sounds fun Mary, I have just reached 100 followers (a huge deal for me) so 200 is a fantastic number to reach : )
    Following with Bloglovin so have added myself to the google thingy up top as well : )

  17. Follower 194, you are getting closer!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog too and I will make it over here as much as time allows :)

  18. Sounds like a fun giveaway party! Hope you are safe and warm, my friend!
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  19. Oh, boy, blog candy! And doing collage on Photshop too! Wow!

  20. Great idea and weeds out those who sign to follow and ditch after the candy is drawn!
    Pretty cards!